AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is planning to utilize the new, faster 802.11ac wi-fi standard in their products this year. The new standard is said to be considerably faster than the currently-used 802.11n standard. The new 802.11ac standard is being called “Gigabit WiFi” and claims to offer speeds up to 3 times as fast as […]
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Report Claims Apple to Adopt 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi Sometime This Year

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AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is planning to utilize the new, faster 802.11ac wi-fi standard in their products this year. The new standard is said to be considerably faster than the currently-used 802.11n standard. The new 802.11ac standard is being called “Gigabit WiFi” and claims to offer speeds up to 3 times as fast as the current 802.11n standard.

The 802.11ac specification has not been finalized, but chip manufacturer Broadcom is planning to introduce a family of products that already support 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The specification is however, expected to be finalized by the second half of this year.

This would not be an uncommon move for Apple. After all they introduced products with the 802.11n standard years ahead of it’s finalization as an official standard. So, this report sounds entirely reasonable to me.

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